Estate and Elder Law

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Why Avoid Probate? | Cape Cod Probate & Estate Law
Posted on 2 Jul 2012 by Tim J. McNamara

One of our first articles outlined the ways that our clients in Massachusetts and on Cape can avoid probate. In fact, avoiding probate is one of the most frequent goals we hear when first meeting with clients. But the information gap we encounter most... Read More

The New Uniform Probate Code | A Cape Cod Probate Attorney Assessment Pt. 1
Posted on 13 Jan 2012 by Tim J. McNamara

The new set of laws, scheduled for adoption by Massachusetts starting April 1, 2012 (pushed back from Jan 2), are known as the Uniform Probate Code (or "MAUPC" or "UPC"). They are designed to clarify the law and to incorporate... Read More

The New Uniform Probate Code | A Cape Cod Probate Attorney Assessment Pt 2
Posted on 18 Jan 2012 by Tim J. McNamara

As we noted in our Part 1 assessment of the new Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (a.k.a. "MAUPC"), the legislation has been delayed yet again by the Massachusetts Legislature, this time until April 1 of 2012. Still, there has been no... Read More

Quicker Probate in Massachusetts? | Theory vs. Practice in the New MAUPC
Posted on 10 May 2012 by Tim J. McNamara

By now Massachusetts estate planning and probate attorneys have had the chance to deal and work with the new Massachusetts Probate Code, first effective March 31, 2012. It has been said that no matter how long an attorney has practiced in Massachusetts... Read More